Heroin smuggling bid foiled, ‘carrier’ held
The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Rawalpindi, arrested a passenger after recovery of about 100 heroin-filled capsules from his stomach. He was trying to leave for Karachi from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport through a flight on Tuesday, ANF official sources said.
They said that the ANF received information that drug mafia would attempt to smuggle heroin abroad through carriers working for international racketeers. Acting on this tip-off, a team was deputed at the airport to monitor activities of drug-pushers. During the process, the team intercepted a passenger, later identified as Muslim Khan, son of Abdul Mannan, belonging to Mardan, and sent him to the hospital for an X-Ray of his stomach. The X-Ray revealed that the man was carrying about 100 capsules of heroin in his stomach.
Sources in the ANF said that the weight of the heroin could be 600 to 800 grams, as it depends on the size of the capsules. In another case, the ANF arrested a man after recovery of five kilograms of hashish from his possession during a raid near the Burhan intersection. The arrested man was later identified as Ashfaq Ahmad, son of Faqir Muhammad.[google-map]